CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management

Having received ethical approval to carry out research into exploring the quality of dietary and lifestyle advice from healthcare professionals as well as canvassing opinion on the name of the syndrome (PCOS) if it was to be changed, Dr Yvonne Jeanes and her team have now launched their online survey. Please read below to find out more:

‘We are inviting you to join in the global discussion of whether the name “Polycystic OvarySyndrome” is misleading. As well as asking how supportive you are for some potential alternative names for the disorder.

Lots of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have difficulty managing their weight.This online survey will be looking into several factors which influence your activity and what you eat. Results will help to inform healthcare professionals on some of the main factors which influence whether healthy lifestyle guidelines are followed.

As a volunteer you will be requested to complete an online questionnaire and receive a 3-day food and drink diary to fill in. The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. In return you can receive a summary from a Registered Dietitian on the nutritional composition of your diet.

All information provided will be completely anonymous and volunteers will not be identified in any reports arising from these findings.  All those completing the survey and diary can be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

To volunteer for this survey click on the link https://roehamptonuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/_pcos

If you have any further questions about this survey or the research in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks

Dr Yvonne Jeanes (Registered Dietitian), University of Roehampton

Tel. 020 8392 3519

Email y.jeanes@roehampton.ac.uk

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